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HTC One selling well, but not as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4

0. phoneArena posted on 05 May 2013, 01:55

A survey of 20 AT&T and Sprint stores in Los Angeles reveals that the HTC One is selling well, but not as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4; despite a nearly two week head start for HTC's new Android flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has out sold its aluminum clad rival and has been returned fewer times than the HTC One has...

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posted on 05 May 2013, 02:01 57

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

HTC needs to get that black one in stores! That'd definitely help.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:50 18

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

HTC really screwed themselves when they couldn't get camera sensors. That little debacle cost HTC valuable time when the GS IV was not available, and could have built up some sales momentum. But with nothing to sell, HTC has lost some of the potential of the One to turn around its sales slide. I think the One will do well for HTC. But it could have been great.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:58 34

23. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

Common consumer won't buy because: No micro sd. 4mp camera = bad to them.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:11 38

31. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

you just a hater you hate htc. no one cares about micro sd they are damn slow anyway and that is making your s4 laggy. and its not 4mp camera you idiot the camera is perfect and its a new technology next flagship it will be better this is just start its beta mode you clearly not smart enough

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:47 27

51. tedkord (Posts: 14206; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I care about micro SD. I won't get a without it. And my class 10 64gb Sandisk is in no way slow, nor does it slow down my S3. The class 2 it came with didn't slow it down any.

posted on 11 May 2013, 17:51

274. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

You may care about SD but I care about the quality of my phone, I hate crappy plastic Samsungs

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:26 21

62. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

Someones pretty butthurt, I'm sure before the HTC One you would definitely of liked an sd card and removable battery.

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:59 6

70. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)

That didn't really help to make your point tho...who the hell wants a beta anything on a flagship?

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:21 16

76. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

listen man all phones when they start a new technology they start small and then they go big and this is htc case although its 4 ultrapixels camera its better than many phones out there and the low light photos are amazing at night. the s4 low light pictures suck you can't see anything only black & brown solid color.

posted on 06 May 2013, 16:17

267. jcarrigan (unregistered)

Wow kid get your info straight before you vomit your nonsense. It has an Ultra pixel camera which comes out to 4 megapixels, not 4 Ultra pixels. also I dont know if your some raver guy who only takes pictures at night but I take the bulk of my pictures in a well lite room or during the day, it sounds alittle creepy with you focusing on taking pictures in low light settings. use your imagination on that buddy and come back when you regain some sense.

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:03 18

71. jackhammer91 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

calling s4 laggy!! who's the fanboy here or should i say hater!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:04 14

102. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

iCare too, there's no way in hell I'd buy a smartphone with no microSD slot because a smartphone without expandable memory is a Dumbphone also known as an iSomething!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:14 12

104. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 527; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Do you know you are pretty much saying that the microSD card make the phone smart? When did microSD became the brain of a smartphone? If you are calling a phone without microSD slot, so you are saying the HTC One is a dumbphone?

And Stop hating on Apple products. It doesn't make you a better person. No one needs to hear your opinion about how much you hate on certain products. Keep it to yourself. Buy what you like and ignore what you don't

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:31 3

107. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


posted on 05 May 2013, 08:53 3

143. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


posted on 05 May 2013, 10:34 26

185. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

the galaxy s4 is far better than htc one and thats why :

super AMOLED > lcd
5" screen > 4.7" screen
exynos 5 octa > snapdragon 600
2600 mAh > 2300 mAh
13 megapixels > 4 megapixels
gorilla glass 3 > gorilla glass 2
micro sd support > no micro sd support
replaceable battery > not replaceable battery
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Barometer, Humidity, Gesture > Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
7.9 mm thickness > 9.3 mm
130 g weight > 143 g
android 4.2.2 > android 4.1.2

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:42 13

192. iushnt (Posts: 2275; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

yaa good one, the only thing HTC is better is its front speaker..Even when holding I prefer the feel of GS4 compared to HTC one.

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:05 20

219. eness (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 May 2013)

The Samsung Galaxy S4, full of useless features. The next big ugly thing is here.

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:37 10

235. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Lcd produces more real color than u r Amoled !!
$69 ppi is more better than 440 ppi !!
4.7 inch is perfect size for a Phone !!
and Battery runs for almost same time on both Devices so the Capacity does not matters !!
And 4 Megapixels Ultra Camera take far better picture in Low Light !!
And it may not be better than S4 in Daylight but is easily acceptable !!
Fukin all Gorilla Glass breaks on Falling !!
32 Gb is enough and the Phone has no Lag because of Sd Card!!
People do not keep 2 batteries for the Phone ; You should try the Battery Bank instead !!
People do not use the Thermometer , Barometer , Humidity Gesture for like more than once or twice a Year( These Features are included to take money from fo !!ols like you )
7.9 mm thickness is way more less comfortable in hand than 9.3 mm thick phone (You can check the Reviews on Un-Biased Sites )
What Fukin Plastic will obviously have less weight than Plastic and if your hand is able to tell the 13 gram difference than you should work in the Store to measure weight instead of weighing Machine !!
And it will be updated to Android 4.2.2 !!
If anything Else then just COmment here I will be beack to Explain you neutrally !!
You Sammy fan Boys should Acccept the truth that this time Htc One got the Edge Over S4 !!
Then you all blame Apple Fan Boys !!

And Ya I forgot to Mention the Boom Box , Zoe feature and Blink Feed !!

posted on 05 May 2013, 17:04 2

244. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

whose the dumbass jackass who gave a thumb down?

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:59

273. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

If the phone is better as you argue, how come it sells less than?

posted on 12 May 2013, 00:04

275. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

marketing.any other questions

posted on 05 May 2013, 19:35 4

248. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

HTC One build quality is way better than Samsung Galaxy S 4 build quality. Also LCD > AMOLED. With everything else I agree.

posted on 06 May 2013, 21:05 2

268. ecmedic4 (Posts: 420; Member since: 02 May 2013)

Not everyone prefers amoled to Lcd, also not every S4 model has the octa core processor, megapixels dont mean everything in a camera, the apeture size, OIS, and way the software processes the image have a lot to do with it too among other things. GG 3 in drop tests hasnt faired well, but then again glass breaks when hitting a hard surface, just a fact of life. Not everyone needs an sd card slot or removable battery. and thickness and weight, well if a person cant pick up the HTC One cause its a lil heavier, they need to work out. My point is, not everyone has the same preferences, so just cause the S4 is better for you doesnt automatically mean its best for everyone. Ppl should choose what they like and not be bashed for it, just cause someone else doesnt like that phone, its childish and immature. Its their money to spend so its their choice and preference, get over it. Also ive seen the S4 lag because of all the bloatware that samsung calls "features", plus of the 16gb, only like roughly 9 gb is available.

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:46 6

204. joey_sfb (Posts: 6630; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

While I like htc one, sdcard would be the deciding factor to halt a purchase. Agreed that many still buy htc one as indicated by its sales.

But to say sdcard does not matter in term of bringing more sales would be in deniel.

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:58 5

217. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

acutally half of consumer cares bout SD CARD i know i still care for SD CARD cause i like too remove and expand my memory i don't like FLASH INTERNAL MEMORY which is why I will never buy HTC phones. At least SAMSUNG still provides SD CARD slot and a removable battery which is larger than the HTC ONE

posted on 06 May 2013, 21:09 1

269. ecmedic4 (Posts: 420; Member since: 02 May 2013)

LG and motorola phones also provide SD slots, but motorola has an embedded battery, but they do have a slot in the side of the phone for the sim and SD card.

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:23 5

222. nk_blu (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

System apps are not allocated in microSD. Class 2 microSD is more than fast enough to play 1080p videos. I can't believe your comment has more likes than dislikes.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:19 7

34. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

your right.. folks (not nerds like you and me) will compare 13mp vs 4mp and obviously higher the better right?. foget the replacable battery on the S4 or the SD card slot.. the camera is the one that will make or break the sale.. and for me.. it let the one and HTC down by calling it "Ultra"

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:19 11

36. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)

You can actually say that though, even though I hate to admit it. Most people like phones with microSD card slot even though it's not very favorable nowadays and also most people need lecturing about the myth that the more the megapixels, the better, which can be true usually but not always.

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